Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Throne of Glass is one of my all-time favorite book, and with the last book coming out in just a couple of months, I want to review each installment in this epic series.

Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Throne of Glass is an amazing, feminist fantasy that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with epic action, fascinating mystery, and great characters!

“’You could rattle the stars,’ she whispered. ‘You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.’”

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Review: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is the perfect book for someone looking for a funny, adorable, and just overall amazing read. If you’re looking for a great LGBT book- why haven’t you read this already?!

“Why is straight the default? Everyone should have to declare one way or another, and it shouldn’t be this big awkward thing whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or whatever. I’m just saying.”

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Review: A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan

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*I received an ARC at BEA*

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5
Setting: 3.5/5
Writing:
4.5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3/5
Review In A Nutshell: A Touch of Gold puts an adventurous twist on a well-known myth, and overall is an entertaining read.

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Review: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

31394234Overall: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Zenith is an action-packed, epic young adult science fiction novel that follows Androma Racella, also known as the Bloody Baroness. This book was filled with constant adventure and surprise.

“Remember, Xen Pterrans, and never forget, that even the stars can bleed!”

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Dragon Book Recommendations

Dragons are amazing and no one can argue with me on that. Here are a few of my favorite dragon reads, as well as a couple of other popular ones!

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Review: The Brink of Darkness by Jeff Giles

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Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
3/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Brink of Darkness is a fun read, but didn’t hold up to my expectations after loving the first book.

 

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Review: Velvet by Temple West

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Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing:
4/5
Plot and Themes: 4/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell:  Velvet is a refreshing take on the vampire romance cliche. I found myself laughing so many times while reading, and I absolutely cannot wait for book 3 in the trilogy to come out I so I finish it!

“Why would I fall in love with you? You’re just a hot, closet-nerd vampire with a bazillion dollars and a Harley. There’s absolutely nothing attractive about you.”
“I’m repulsive, I know.” 

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Review: Through the Dark by Alexandra Bracken

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: Through the Dark is an absolutely amazing collection of novellas, a must read for any fan of The Darkest Minds.

“One day we will ignite and create a blaze that no one can put out, ignore, hurt. We will move forward as one, and in time, rise like sparks beyond the night.”

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Review: The Traitor Prince by C. J. Redwine

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Overall: 5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing:
5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review In A Nutshell: The Traitor Prince is a beautifully written, epic magical story with well developed and interesting characters and an action-packed plot!

“Sometimes it hurts to love someone. I wouldn’t change it, though. I wouldn’t change a single thing. I love you.”

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July Wrap Up!

I read 13 books this month, including 4 from my July TBR!

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